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Parliamentary question - E-004375/2021Parliamentary question

Use of hazardous substances such as FBSA in the EU

Question for written answer  E-004375/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
Cindy Franssen (PPE)

The Flemish authorities and the environmental inspectorate have ordered the chemical company 3M to immediately stop discharging FBSA (Perfluorobutane sulfonamide, also known as H-FBSA) from its plant in Zwijndrecht. This decision was made after FBSA effluent was discovered in the Scheldt, despite the fact that the company had neither reported the discharges nor received official authorisation for them. The discharges have reportedly been taking place for at least 10 years[1][2].

In view of this:

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